Caribair

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This article is about the Dominican Republic airline. For the Puerto Rican airline of the same name, see Caribair (Puerto Rico).
Caribair
CB-logo.png
IATA
B9
ICAO
CBC
Callsign
CARIBAIR
Founded 1983[1]
Hubs
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Fleet size 18
Destinations 26
Parent company Caribair, Inc.
Headquarters Santo Domingo
Key people Rafael Rosado Fermin (CEO)
Website http://www.caribair.com.do/ingles/index.html

Caribair is an airline based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It operated scheduled services within the Dominican Republic and to Haiti, as well as charter flights and air taxi services throughout the Caribbean. Its main base was La Isabela International Airport, Santo Domingo.[2]

History[edit]

Formation
The airline was established and began operations in 1983.[1] It began operations with two aircraft and changed ownership in 1988.[2]

Operations suspended

Saab 340A of Caribair in storage at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in April 2011

On January 20, 2009 the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) ordered Caribair to suspend its flight operations due to alleged "operational irregularities". Caribair reportedly was found by IDAC inspectors to be "masking multiple commercial operations as private operations in unauthorized airplanes."[3] The company announced on January 26, 2009 that they would appeal their suspension.[4]

IDAC announced the cancellation of the suspension for Caribair. The airline was later allowed to operate some reduced flights using only two aircraft.

Accidents[edit]

  • January 3, 2009: A Caribair flight from Santo Domingo-La Isabela to Wilmington, operated with the Cessna Citation Bravo (N815MA) crashed while approaching ILM. There were no injures. N815MA

Destinations[edit]

Main article: Caribair destinations

Caribair operated services to the following international scheduled destinations (at January 2005): Port-au-Prince and Santiago de Cuba.

Caribair flew to 26 destinations in 9 countries, including Aruba, the Bahamas, Haiti, Netherlands Antilles, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, and some scheduled charter flights to the United States.

Domestics destinations included all airports in Dominican Republic, making it the largest airline of the country.

Fleet[edit]

The Caribair fleet included the following aircraft (at March 2007):[2]

Caribair Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Saab 340A 2 36
Aruba / St. Maarten / Charters Routes
BAe Jetstream 31 3 19
Caribbean Routes
Let L-410 UVP 2 19
Caribbean / Charter routes
Let L-410 UVP-E 3 19
Caribbean / Miami routes
Britten-Norman BN2A Islander '2 11
Domestic / Caribbean routes
Piper PA-31 Navajo 3 7
Domestic / Caribbean / Charter routes
Piper Saratoga 1 4
Domestic routes
Cessna 172 1 3
Domestic routes

Codeshare Agreements[edit]

Caribair is the parent company of the Haitian airline Caribintair. Caribair has 6 aircraft in leasing for this airline, operating domestics flights in Haiti, as well as some international flights to Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic. They also operate charter flights into Barahona and Dajabon. All Caribintair flights are codeshared by Caribair.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Norwood, Tom; Wegg, John (2002). North American Airlines Handbook (3rd ed.). Sandpoint, ID: Airways International. ISBN 0-9653993-8-9. 
  2. ^ a b c Flight International 3 April 2007
  3. ^ "IDAC suspende operaciones de Caribair por un año". El Caribe. January 24, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Caribair apelará suspensión". Diario Libre. January 27, 2009. 

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